Li received a MA in Art and Humanities Education from New York University and an MA/Ph.D. in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has also completed training in Paulo Freire’s Popular Education and Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodologies at the Brecht Forum in NYC. Li’s academic background, pedagogical training and experience in the field have positioned her as an arts education consultant and curriculum specialist in visual, media and mythic literacy, liberatory education, race and identity, urban ecology and environmental justice, multidisciplinary arts engagement and project-based learning. Curricula and education projects Li has designed, developed or collaborated on often utilize art, media and film as tools of engagement and social change.
Currently, Li is an adjunct professor teaching in Curatorial Studies at Moore College of Art and Design. She has also developed guest lectures and speaking tours around her dissertation research and various topics including afrofuturism, image and archetype, urban ecology and eco-activism, race and identity and the arts, cinema and psyche, the art of survival and emergency preparedness, and the Apocalypse Complex. Li is available for lesson plan and branded curriculum design for your museum, school or special project needs.